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A.M. Stewart, J.D. Baker, D. Elliott
Journal of Wound Care, Vol. 21, Iss. 12, 11 Dec 2012, pp 595 - 600

Objective: To explore the effects of a pilonidal sinus wound on patients' psychological wellbeing.
Method: An interpretive descriptive approach, using the Model of Living conceptual framework, guided data collection and analysis. The Model of Living was chosen to elicit information on how a pilonidal sinus wound affected activities of living. Participants were recruited from a database of a community nursing service, using purposive sampling, until data saturation was evident. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect the data. Data were examined for frequent patterns, which were organised into themes.

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